By DARA KAM
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
TALLAHASSEE — Prompted by an outraged public after a jury cleared Casey Anthony of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, Florida lawmakers this summer filed more than a half-dozen bills imposing jail sentences or fines for failing to report a child missing.
But on Monday, a Senate select committee headed by state Sen. Joe Negron began examining whether Florida laws need to be changed at all or if enough protections against abuse and neglect are already on the books.
Negron cautioned against allowing emotions to prevail in crafting legislation and instead urged cooler heads to prevail.